Read it!  Write it!  Share it! A Poetry Workshop Inservice For Classrooms and Libraries  with Anastasia Suen
Time to write! <ul><li>With students  this writing workshop takes   </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>45 minutes </li>...
5 steps of writing <ul><li>Prewrite  </li></ul><ul><li>Rough draft </li></ul><ul><li>Revise </li></ul><ul><li>Edit </li></...
Action-Reaction Poem <ul><li>Just a “moment” in time </li></ul><ul><li>It’s short! </li></ul><ul><li>Students will write a...
Why sports? <ul><li>In classroom after classroom,  my “reluctant” writers  became “active” writers </li></ul><ul><li>when ...
3 Rs of poetry <ul><li>Rhythm   the flow of the words </li></ul><ul><li>Rhyme   matching sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Repetiti...
3 voices of poetry  <ul><li>Lyrical   expresses the poet’s feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative   tells a story </li></ul>...
Poetry building blocks <ul><li>2 lines = couplets ( end rhyme ) </li></ul><ul><li>3 lines = tercets </li></ul><ul><li>4 li...
No rhyme, please <ul><li>It’s hard to write in rhyme and  most poetry for older kids   doesn’t   rhyme. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Writing with Students: <ul><li>Theory and Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Theory = ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Practice = action </...
Feed the Muse <ul><li>Theory: Write what you know. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Write AFTER  exploring a concept. </li></ul...
Read it! <ul><li>Theory: Surround yourself with language  (immersion) </li></ul><ul><li>Practice:  </li></ul><ul><li>Selec...
Share poetry <ul><li>Select 5-7 poems about your theme </li></ul><ul><li>Read the poems aloud for the students </li></ul><...
football <ul><li>the song is over </li></ul><ul><li>the crowd is waiting </li></ul><ul><li>it’s time for the game to begin...
hockey <ul><li>I swing  </li></ul><ul><li>my stick </li></ul><ul><li>HARD. </li></ul><ul><li>The puck </li></ul><ul><li>FL...
baseball <ul><li>I lift the bat </li></ul><ul><li>and stare </li></ul><ul><li>at the pitcher. </li></ul><ul><li>Come on! <...
BMX <ul><li>there’s the next hill </li></ul><ul><li>I pedal </li></ul><ul><li>I pedal </li></ul><ul><li>I pedal </li></ul>...
skateboarding <ul><li>the half pipe is finally free </li></ul><ul><li>I ride over and stop at the top </li></ul><ul><li>I ...
Call on the Muse <ul><li>Theory: Write from the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Write what you feel. </li></ul>
Prewriting <ul><li>Theory: Be concrete, not abstract. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Brainstorm a list of words  about your t...
Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>List 5 sports. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>1 minute </li></ul>
A decision <ul><li>Theory: Be specific. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Circle one item on your list. </li></ul><ul><li>(This ...
Prewriting <ul><li>Theory: Surround yourself with language. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: List words that  describe  your to...
Mentor text GO Chart
Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Make a mind map  for your sport. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>2 m...
Mentor text GO Chart
A decision <ul><li>At the bottom of the GO Chart is a decision:  </li></ul><ul><li>“I want to write about_______.” </li></ul>
Prewriting <ul><li>Theory: Select a point-of-view. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Decide if you are  INSIDE  the poem (acting...
Mentor text GO Chart
Ideas <ul><li>W ho? </li></ul><ul><li>W hat?  </li></ul><ul><li>W hen?  </li></ul><ul><li>W here?  </li></ul><ul><li>W hy?...
Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the 6Ws for your sport. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>2 min...
Mentor text GO Chart
Prewriting <ul><li>Theory: Organize your thoughts  </li></ul><ul><li>and plot out the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Wh...
Ideas <ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>What?  </li></ul><ul><li>When?  </li></ul><ul><li>Where?  </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li...
Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your  sports  action and reaction . </li></ul><ul><li> </li></...
Mentor text GO Chart
Rough draft <ul><li>Theory: Move from  prewriting to writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Begin writing  your  poem.  </li...
Mentor text GO Chart
Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Begin writing your poem. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes <...
Mentor text GO Chart
Revise <ul><li>Theory: Rewrite and revise. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Change your mind.  </li></ul><ul><li>Move ideas and...
Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Share your poem with a peer editor. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>...
Edit <ul><li>Theory: Rewrite again as you edit. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Change your mind.  </li></ul><ul><li>Move idea...
Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite your poem. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul>
Publish <ul><li>Theory: “Publish” your poem. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Share your poem with someone else.  </li></ul>
Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Share your poem  with the entire group.  It’s a poetry jam! </li></ul>
Resources  <ul><li>The graphic organizers for this workshop (both  mentor texts and black line masters )  for this sport a...
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Suen Poetry Workshop Inservice

  1. 1. Read it! Write it! Share it! A Poetry Workshop Inservice For Classrooms and Libraries with Anastasia Suen
  2. 2. Time to write! <ul><li>With students this writing workshop takes </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>45 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>You can complete it in </li></ul><ul><li>a single class period. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 5 steps of writing <ul><li>Prewrite </li></ul><ul><li>Rough draft </li></ul><ul><li>Revise </li></ul><ul><li>Edit </li></ul><ul><li>Publish </li></ul>
  4. 4. Action-Reaction Poem <ul><li>Just a “moment” in time </li></ul><ul><li>It’s short! </li></ul><ul><li>Students will write about sports. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why sports? <ul><li>In classroom after classroom, my “reluctant” writers became “active” writers </li></ul><ul><li>when I gave them permission to write about this part of their life. </li></ul><ul><li>(It’s poetry as personal narrative.) </li></ul>
  6. 6. 3 Rs of poetry <ul><li>Rhythm the flow of the words </li></ul><ul><li>Rhyme matching sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition of sounds, words, and phrases </li></ul>
  7. 7. 3 voices of poetry <ul><li>Lyrical expresses the poet’s feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative tells a story </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic enters an imaginary world </li></ul>
  8. 8. Poetry building blocks <ul><li>2 lines = couplets ( end rhyme ) </li></ul><ul><li>3 lines = tercets </li></ul><ul><li>4 lines = quatrain </li></ul><ul><li>Most common pattern = quatrain with 2 nd and 4 th lines using end rhyme </li></ul>
  9. 9. No rhyme, please <ul><li>It’s hard to write in rhyme and most poetry for older kids doesn’t rhyme. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your students if they can write </li></ul><ul><li>a “big kid” poem </li></ul><ul><li>(WITHOUT any rhyme). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Writing with Students: <ul><li>Theory and Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Theory = ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Practice = action </li></ul>
  11. 11. Feed the Muse <ul><li>Theory: Write what you know. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Write AFTER exploring a concept. </li></ul><ul><li>(Use as a culminating activity, not an introduction to a topic.) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Read it! <ul><li>Theory: Surround yourself with language (immersion) </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: </li></ul><ul><li>Select a theme (not too narrow, not too broad) </li></ul><ul><li>Share poems by master poets (mentor texts) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Share poetry <ul><li>Select 5-7 poems about your theme </li></ul><ul><li>Read the poems aloud for the students </li></ul><ul><li>Use what you already have in your library </li></ul><ul><li>Best finds in 808 and 811(Dewey) </li></ul>
  14. 14. football <ul><li>the song is over </li></ul><ul><li>the crowd is waiting </li></ul><ul><li>it’s time for the game to begin </li></ul><ul><li>I place the football </li></ul><ul><li>on the tee </li></ul><ul><li>and walk back a few steps </li></ul><ul><li>the whistle blows </li></ul><ul><li>the game can begin </li></ul><ul><li>I run up to the tee </li></ul><ul><li>one </li></ul><ul><li>two </li></ul><ul><li>three </li></ul><ul><li>KICK! </li></ul>
  15. 15. hockey <ul><li>I swing </li></ul><ul><li>my stick </li></ul><ul><li>HARD. </li></ul><ul><li>The puck </li></ul><ul><li>FLIES </li></ul><ul><li>toward the net. </li></ul><ul><li>Go in… </li></ul><ul><li>Go in… </li></ul><ul><li>Go in… </li></ul><ul><li>GOAL! </li></ul>
  16. 16. baseball <ul><li>I lift the bat </li></ul><ul><li>and stare </li></ul><ul><li>at the pitcher. </li></ul><ul><li>Come on! </li></ul><ul><li>Throw me </li></ul><ul><li>a good one. </li></ul>
  17. 17. BMX <ul><li>there’s the next hill </li></ul><ul><li>I pedal </li></ul><ul><li>I pedal </li></ul><ul><li>I pedal </li></ul><ul><li>up the hill </li></ul><ul><li>and over </li></ul><ul><li>the top </li></ul><ul><li>into the air </li></ul><ul><li>I’m flying! </li></ul>
  18. 18. skateboarding <ul><li>the half pipe is finally free </li></ul><ul><li>I ride over and stop at the top </li></ul><ul><li>I move my back wheels over the edge </li></ul><ul><li>and stand on the tail </li></ul><ul><li>I stomp on the front of the board </li></ul><ul><li>THUMP! </li></ul><ul><li>down I go… </li></ul>
  19. 19. Call on the Muse <ul><li>Theory: Write from the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Write what you feel. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Prewriting <ul><li>Theory: Be concrete, not abstract. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Brainstorm a list of words about your theme. </li></ul><ul><li>(i.e. to write about a journey, brainstorm a list of vehicles) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>List 5 sports. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>1 minute </li></ul>
  22. 22. A decision <ul><li>Theory: Be specific. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Circle one item on your list. </li></ul><ul><li>(This is your poetry topic.) </li></ul>
  23. 23. Prewriting <ul><li>Theory: Surround yourself with language. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: List words that describe your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>(Use nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs.) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Mentor text GO Chart
  25. 25. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Make a mind map for your sport. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>2 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Use the mentor text GO Chart (in the next slide) as your guide. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Mentor text GO Chart
  27. 27. A decision <ul><li>At the bottom of the GO Chart is a decision: </li></ul><ul><li>“I want to write about_______.” </li></ul>
  28. 28. Prewriting <ul><li>Theory: Select a point-of-view. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Decide if you are INSIDE the poem (acting it out) </li></ul><ul><li>or OUTSIDE of the poem (watching it take place.) </li></ul>
  29. 29. Mentor text GO Chart
  30. 30. Ideas <ul><li>W ho? </li></ul><ul><li>W hat? </li></ul><ul><li>W hen? </li></ul><ul><li>W here? </li></ul><ul><li>W hy? </li></ul><ul><li>Ho w ? </li></ul>
  31. 31. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the 6Ws for your sport. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>2 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Use the mentor text GO Chart (in the next slide) as your guide. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Mentor text GO Chart
  33. 33. Prewriting <ul><li>Theory: Organize your thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>and plot out the poem. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Where does the poem begin? </li></ul>
  34. 34. Ideas <ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><li>Where? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it happen? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Action </li></ul><ul><li>2. Reaction </li></ul>
  35. 35. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Write down your sports action and reaction . </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>2 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Use the mentor text GO Chart (in the next slide) as your guide. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Mentor text GO Chart
  37. 37. Rough draft <ul><li>Theory: Move from prewriting to writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Begin writing your poem. </li></ul><ul><li>Use all five senses. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Mentor text GO Chart
  39. 39. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Begin writing your poem. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Use the mentor text GO Chart (in the next slide) as your guide. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Mentor text GO Chart
  41. 41. Revise <ul><li>Theory: Rewrite and revise. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Change your mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Move ideas and words around. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Share your poem with a peer editor. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul>
  43. 43. Edit <ul><li>Theory: Rewrite again as you edit. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Change your mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Move ideas and words around. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite your poem. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul>
  45. 45. Publish <ul><li>Theory: “Publish” your poem. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: Share your poem with someone else. </li></ul>
  46. 46. Now it’s your turn! <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Share your poem with the entire group. It’s a poetry jam! </li></ul>
  47. 47. Resources <ul><li>The graphic organizers for this workshop (both mentor texts and black line masters ) for this sport and 9 others are in </li></ul><ul><li>Read and Write Sports: Readers Theatre and Writing Activities for Grades 3-8 . </li></ul><ul><li>( Libraries Unlimited, 2011 ) </li></ul><ul><li>800-368-6868 </li></ul><ul><li>Also available as a e-book </li></ul>
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